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Ideas for Engagement

Our membership meeting on January 23, 2021 used an online tool called “Jamboards”  to brainstorm responses to various questions.  It was a fun, and efficient way to get the members present to contribute to the conversation and we ended up with some great lists.

Here’s the list of Ideas for Engagement/Increasing Membership:

  • Post more on our Facebook with links to join
  • Ask people who you see they are hooking in the area, or selling hooking supplies in the area and get them to join
  • Rejoin ATHA so that we can be listed in their regional events at the back of magazine. I always look there to see what is happening around me.  Also, I don’t think we are listed in Rug Hooking Magazine events
  • Post newsletter on our FB group, more people will see it
  • Host a zoom wool sale with stuff from storage
  • Hook in public—let people see hooking happening
  • Wool sale at the storage unit
  • Host zoom classes/seminars and ask attendees to join the Guild
  • Publicize our Guild so that people know our story…newspapers and other media outlets
  • Reduced dues for the first year
  • Lower dues or discount for first year or multiple years
  • Individual members post to THEIR social media pages
  • When someone gets a free kit, ask them to join the Guild when they enjoy it
  • Use the newsletter (beyond the guild news that is needed) to just build a sense of community. Invite members to send something short and specific. Example: please send a photo of your hooking/wool workspace, and in just one or two sentences, describe what you like about it and what you don’t, or what works and what you’d like to change about it!
  • Send in a photo of you and your hooking, and the pets who “help” you! In just one or two sentences, tell us what you’re hooking and how your pet helps you!
  • Do you have, hung or placed, a rug or hooked piece that is your favorite in your home decor? Send a photo with a quick description of the rug and how you found the perfect spot for it!
  • Just thought that asking people to send a photo with a quick remark or two would end up, when put together with others’ submissions, would be fun and interesting.
  • Offer a nice door prize at random to one of the members who sent something in?
  • Facebook page for guild that any member can post to and people need to post to it!
  • Get more publicity somehow.
  • Have Zoom hook-ins.
  • Hook-ins at parks around the state and have parking lot sales for vendors.
  • Links to hooking videos
  • members should recruit through their own Facebook pages (person to persons works best)
  • Also members should use Front Porch Forum or local list serves to promote hooking
  • Guild can hire teachers to teach via Zoom (need to be a member to attend)
  • Save any videos from speakers/workshops with permission.
  • Have a goal to hook in as many towns in Vermont (251 club for hooking); anyone could just   say, ” I am going to X town Saturday to hook and then people could just show up”.


If you have MORE ideas for us, please drop an email to and she’ll add them to this list.

Green Mountain
Rug Hooking